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Mortimer and Monte's Weekend Adventures

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Categories: Nerd News

Dyson AM08 Pedestal Fan, White

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00

Future archeologists will know this was an important cooling system. Because of the pedestal.

How do we know about Zeus and Apollo? Someone put them on pedestals. How do we know about Dante's Beatrice and Beth from "Beth"? Someone put them on a pedestal. One of those pedestals might have been higher than the other one, but you still get our point. The curious seekers of tomorrow will know how important this cooling system was to you, because they'll see the pedestal. That's just how it works.

Categories: Nerd News

Pumpkin Spicetoberfest: Week Three

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00

Welcome to PUMPKIN SPICETOBERFEST! All month we're celebrating America's favorite fall spice with a new super-easy and super-tasty pumpkin spice recipe every Friday!

If you haven't already, go here, and follow the recipe to mix up your pumpkin spice. This special Woot Pumpkin Spice recipe will make up just enough pumpkin spice to get you through all four recipes we'll be posting this month.

 

Pumpkin Spice Waffles
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

1. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. In a larger bowle, combine melted butter, milk, egg, sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin spice. Mix well.

3. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet. Cook according to waffle maker directions.

Come back next Friday for more Pumpkin Spicetoberfest madness and share your favorite pumpkin spice recipes below! Oh yeah, and shop for all the kitchen tools and cookware you need right here on Woot!

Categories: Nerd News

Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable BT Speaker

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:00

AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT MADE BY AN EXCELLENT COMPANY

we literally can't say anything negative about this item
Categories: Nerd News

The Debunker: Did Witnesses Ignore the Murder of Kitty Genovese?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

October is Crime Prevention Month, says the National Crime Prevention Council, and would the nonprofit that brought you McGruff the Crime Dog lie to you about crime prevention? In honor of the occasion, we've decided to shine the hard light of truth on the underbelly of the criminal underworld. As a Jeopardy! superhero, Ken Jennings doesn't fight crime—just misinformation about crime. He'll be here all month debunking felonious falsehoods and misdemeanor myths.

The Debunker: Did Witnesses Ignore the Murder of Kitty Genovese?

The tragic 1964 stabbing of Queens resident Kitty Genovese would probably be completely forgotten today—there were 636 murders committed in New York City that year, after all—if not for a follow-up story printed in The New York Times on March 27, which reported that thirty-seven neighbors had witnessed the killing outside Genovese's own apartment building—and not called the police! This launched decades of study into the mysterious phenomenon that psychologists call bystander apathy, or even "the Genovese effect": the decreasing likelihood that an individual will intercede in a situation as the number of onlookers increases.

There's pretty substantial clinical evidence that bystander apathy is real—though it's not "apathy" in any real sense. The unhelpful onlookers in these cases aren't apathetic about the victim; they just feel less pressure to act due to the diffusion of responsibility that comes in a crowd. Surely someone else more qualified than I, they think, will step in. Kitty Genovese's death is still the ur-text of a lot of academic and popular writing about bystander effect, which is incredible, given that it's not a particularly inscrutable example of the phenomenon. You see, almost everything people think they know about the killing is wrong.

In 2004, on the fortieth anniversary of Genovese's death, The New York Times published a new investigation into the crime and its aftermath. Reporters found that many details of the case had been misrepresented or exaggerated in order to play up the crazy "thirty-seven witnesses!" angle. Most of the so-called "witnesses" never saw anything; they assumed the yelling was just drunks or a domestic spat. Some neighbors looking out their windows did scare Genovese's killer off after a first attack, and then assumed the situation was resolved. No one saw him return and attack Genovese again out of public view around the corner. One timid neighbor, Karl Ross, did knowingly return to his apartment, not wanting to get involved at a time when police weren't well known for responsiveness and there was no centralized dispatcher to call anyway—but Ross was the exception, not the rule. In general, Genovese's neighbors did what they could. Two separate parties did call the police, and one neighbor came outside to investigate and ending up holding Genovese until help arrived.

The biggest cultural change wrought by poor Kitty Genovese's death actually has nothing to do with the psychology of bystanders. The high-profile case led to a national campaign for better emergency response, which in turn led to the modern 911 system still in use today.

Quick Quiz: 911 is the emergency services number in North America, but what three-digit number is the European equivalent?

Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides, Because I Said So!, and Maphead. He's also the proud owner of an underwhelming Bag o' Crap. Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings.

Categories: Nerd News

KT PRO Kinesiology Tape (Your Choice)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:34

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

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Men's Pacific Trail Denali

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:04

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Samsung 2.1CH Bluetooth Soundbar w/Subwoofer

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:34

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Breville Sous Chef 12-Cup Food Processor, Silver

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:04

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Sonic the Crap Hog 5-sdlkjf09355

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:03

It's Crap!

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:42

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

WeMo Switch Smart Plug

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:41

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:40

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Parts & Crafts Rack Style Tool Box with 4 Organizers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:15

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Go to Hell! - The Game

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:55

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:20

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Pillow

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:11

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Crap Hunt 4-asldkf044

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:10

It's Crap!

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

Stalwart Roadside Emergency Tool and Auto Kit - 30 Pieces

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:40

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:25

We’ve seen deals you people wouldn’t believe.

Woot-Offs are specially engineered Woot sales. Designed by Woot Corporation for use online, their enhanced value and general Wootiness made them ideal for online shopping. The popularity of the internet in the 1990’s led to the rise of Jeff Bezos, whose mastery of online shopping brought ecommerce to everyone. Bezos acquired the Woot corp and continued the tradition of the Woot-Off.

Many discounted items — tools, appliances, sporting equipment — survive on Woot.com

Those that shop them still go by the name…

Deal Runner

Categories: Nerd News

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